Monday, 8 October 2018

VINAYAGA CHATURTHI CELEBRATION 2018




Vinayaga Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with a great devotion. Vinayaga Chaturthi is celebrated for ten days to honour the elephant headed Lord Ganesa’s birthday.  He is the lord of arts and science and the deva of wisdom.  He is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies as he is considered the God of beginnings.
            Ganesa Chaturthi was celebrated in Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Kanyakumari in an auspicious manner.  Every year, our Vidyalaya celebrates the festival by preparing the idol of Lord Ganesa with dedicative effort of the students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.  The Vinayaga Chaturthi was celebrated from 13.09.2018 to 21.09.2018. 

Every class got a chance to give their offerings.  The first day celebration was arranged by IX and XI standard students and teachers on 13.09.2018. LKG and UKG students and teachers offered Lord Ganesa on 14.09.2018. 
The I standard students and teachers arranged the Pooja on 15.09.2018.  On 16.09.2018 the Pooja was arranged by VII standard students and teachers.  On 17.09.2018 the Pooja was arranged by II standard students and teachers.  On 18.09.2018 the Pooja was arranged by III standard students and teachers.  On 19.09.2018 and 20.09.2018 the Pooja was done by IV standard and V standard students and teachers respectively.

The final day Pooja was conducted by VI, X and XII standard students and teachers in a grand manner.  The students offered flowers and Prasatham.  The Visarjan of Lord Ganesa was done at 11 am on 21.09.2018. 
The celebration ended with the great blessings of Lord Ganesa whose brilliance is always removes all obstacles from our endeavours truly.

           



Saturday, 15 September 2018

UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD DAY CELEBRATION 2018


Universal Brotherhood Day is observed on September 11 every year.  It marks the commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s famous speech delivered on September 11, 1893 in Chicago to the delegates of the world Parliament of Religions.  The speech is popularly remembered for its opening words “Sisters and Brothers of America”.  It was a short speech. But its impact was instantaneous.  It is said that after hearing this opening words, the entire assembly gave him an extended standing ovation.

            Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day as well as 48th Anniversary of the dedication of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial to the nation in a grand manner.  The function started at 2.30 pm and it was presided over by Mann. Bhanudasji, General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra.  The programme began with our traditional way, lighting the lamp by the honourable chief guest Dr.R.Rajesh, M.E., Ph.D., Principal of Rohini College of Engineering, Paulkulam and the special guest Lion Dr.S.Rajendran, M.B.B.S., D.Lit., MJF, and Millennium Lions Governor.  The programme was compered by Smt. P.Jeya, Teacher of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.  On this happiest occasion, the celebration was initiated with the invocation song sung by the students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.

            The most precious gift we can offer any one is our welcome.  Sri.S.Abraham Lingom, The Principal of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya extended warm welcome to the dignitaries and the participants of the programme.
            “The right word may be effective and speech is powerful”.  The president of the function Mann. Bhanudasji, General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra addressed the gathering.  He recalled Swami Vivekananda’s message of Universal Brotherhood.  He explained that the speech of Swami Vivekananda made the entire world’s attention to our nation’s rich history and strong cultural roots.  He praised the tremendous Indian Culture.  He also praised the various religious people who were attracted by the inclusive approach of Hindus.  He exhibited that we all must understand the unifying nature of Dharma.  He advised the students to carry forward the mission of Swami Vivekananda and Eknathiji Ranade throughout their lives.

            “Music has the power to communicate messages and emotions that words capture”.  The students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya sang a melodious Sanskrit song.  “Speeches have incredible power”.  Dr.R.Rajesh, M.E., P.hD., The Principal of Rohini College of Engineering, Paulkulam as the Chief Guest of the function delivered his valuable speech.  He mentioned the impact of Chicago address by Swami Vivekananda.  He pointed the poems of the Tamil Poet Mahakavi Bharathi which motivates us the national integration.  He also illustrated spirituality and equality principles in “The Bhagavath Gita”.  He explained the different problems in our society that should be overcome by adaptability and flexibility of every individual.  He noted the Indians role in foreign countries.  He said that the foreign schools provide only education but our Indian Schools provide education with discipline.  He praised the service of Vivekananda Kendra and Vidyalaya.  “Honour has been the reward for what we give”.  
The president of the function Mann. Bhanudasji, honoured the employees who have completed their services for ten, twenty and thirty years.  They were awarded by mementos and cash.


            The special guest Lion Dr. S.Rajendran, M.B.B.S., D.Lit., MJF, Millennium Lions Governor delivered his precious address to the audience.  He advised the students to observe and realize other’s mind.  He said that mutual understanding make a society move in a harmonious way.  He said that the teachings of Swami Vivekananda are more relevant today than when he addressed the world’s religious of parliament. He advised the students laughing and appreciation make our mind healthy.


            An award is not only a great prestige or a mark of excellence, but is also a tremendous boost to someone”.  Vivekananda Kendra and Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya organized inter-schools andinter-colleges competitions.  480 students from difference schools and colleges participated in different events like patriotic song, essay, elocution, recitation and drawing.  They won prizes.  Prizes were given by the Chief guest and Special guest of the function.
        Mann.Bhanudasji, President of the function presented the memento to the Chief Guest and the Special Guest. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Smt.Sariga, Vice Principal of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya. 

The students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya presented a variety cultural programme.  The audience enjoyed the dance, drama and music.

          
  The staff of Vivekananda Kendra and Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya participated in different sports and games.   They won various prizes. The prize winners were honoured by Mann.Hanumantaraoji, Treasurer of Vivekananda Kendra and Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.

             “Prayer is a foundation for the development of faith courage and happiness”.  The programme ended at 5.30 P.M with Kendra Prathana.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATION 2018


A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.  Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber and future of our society.

            Every year in India, September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishanan who was born on September 5,1888.  A great scholar, philosopher  and a Bharat Ratna recipient Dr. Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President and second President of Independent India.  We have been celebrating his birth anniversary as Teacher’s Day to commemorate his work since 1962.

            Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Celebrated Teacher’s day with great enthusiasm.  On this day, teachers and students reported to school as usual but the usual activities and classes were replaced by activities of celebration.  Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya used to make Half a day for students from 6th standard to 9th standard to enact as teachers.  One hundred and sixty eight students enacted as students – teachers.  Ananya V. Sathish of IX standard, the student-principal and the student Vice Principal, A.Akilan of IX standard guided and directed the students teachers.  

     The Student-Principal, Ananya V. Sathish delivered her greetings to all the teachers.  No period was be conducted by the teachers. Students-teachers themselves dressed formally and conducted classes which used to be really fun.  The students-teachers were sent to different classes to deal with Junior classes.  Our Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Teachers sat along with the students and enjoyed the teaching of students-teachers.
            At the end of the celebration, A.Akilan, the student-teacher Vice Principal thanked all the teachers and praised the Principal, the Vice Principal and all the teachers.  Finally the student-teacher, S.K.Ramya of VIII standard and Dhanalekshmi of VIII standard shared their experience as teachers.


Tuesday, 4 September 2018

GOKULASHTAMI AND RAKSHABANDHAN FESTIVALS CELEBRATION


Gokulashtami or Krishna Jeyanthi marks the celebration of the birth of Sri Krishna.  Lord Sri Krishna was born on Ashtami day or the eighth day after Rakshabandhan during the Hindu month of Sravan.  Gokulashtami is one of the India’s most popular festivals celebrated all over India.  As per Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna was born in Madhura Jail on a dark, windy and rainy night.  The day is celebrated with great zeal and devotion.  It is believed that Lord Vishnu was reincarnated in the form of Lord Krishna.

                 The next celebration of the day is Rakshabandhan.  Rakshabandhan or Rakhi is celebrated on a full moon day in the month of Shravan in Hindu calendar. This festival is known as Shravan Purnima.  On the occasion of Rakhi, the bond of affection existing between brothers and sisters strengthened.


    Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya celebrated Gokulashtami and Raksha Bandhan in a grand manner.  The programme was started at 2.00 p.m.  It was compered by Ajay of 9th Std.  “The prayer of righteous man is powerful”. We initiated our programme by an invocation sung by the students of VIII standard.  “Welcome is a basic rule of politeness and it signals that we accept the expression of gratitude”.  Sushma, 11th std of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya extended her warm welcome to all.  “Without freedom of speech there can be no such thing as wisdom”.  Rishika Bharathi of XI standard delivered the speech about the importance of Gokulashtami and Raksha Bandhan.  “Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with his gracious presence”.  The students of VII and VIII standard sang a beautiful Lord Krishna song in sanskrit.

            The Chief Guest of the function, Dr.Krishna, M.Sc., B.Ed., P.hd., the first Chairperson of Amirta College of Engineering and Technology, Erachakulam addressed the gathering.  She appreciated the students as well as the teachers, who are an effective part of the society.  She explained that the Raksha Bandhan marked the relationship of brothers and sisters and the meaning of Rakshabandhan. 
       She quoted Swamiji’s powerful Chicago address which he started by “Sisters and Brothers of America”.  She advised the students what we expected from others, the same thing we have to give others.  
          Then she narrated the story of the Mahabharath Saguni who was the best example of evil and Lord Krishna who was the best illustration of Good.  She told the life is full of struggle and we should not leave our good principles in any circumstances.  She advised the students that we should observe and analyse ourselves.  We should be confident in all our activities.

 The students, Anish and Pratheeba from XII Standard tied the “Rakhi” to the Chief guest and the Principal.



            Sri Abraham Lingom, the Principal of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya presented the memento to the chief guest.  “Dance cherishes the moment”.  



The students of Vivekananda 
Kendra Vidyalaya were dressed as Radha and Krishna.  They gave a traditional touch to the celebration.  They danced to praise Lord Krishna.  They performed Uriyadi in an enthusiastic manner.
            “Gratitude creates a vision for tomorrow”.  Akilan of IX standard delivered the vote of thanks.  The programme was concluded at 4 pm by Kendra Prarthana.


Monday, 20 August 2018

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION 2018


“Patriotism is a secret resource of a Successful society”

            The 15th August is a very important day in the history of our country.  It was on this day in 1947 that India became Independent.  We won freedom after a hard struggle of national leaders and freedom fighters.  The Independence Day reminds us of those patriots who struggled and sacrificed their lives for our country.



Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya celebrated 72nd Independence Day with great patriotic spirit on 15th August 2018.  The celebration started at 8.30 A.M.  The programme was compered by S.R.Abbiramy of 11th Standard.  On the happiest occasion, we initiated our celebration with an invocation “Vandhe Matharam” sung by VIII standard students.

 “Salutation to our national flag is our responsibility as a good citizen”.  Our National Flag was hoisted by the Chief Guest of the function Smt.Anushiya Selvi, Former Joint Director of Employment and Training, Chennai. The gathering paid their salutations to our National Flag.  National Anthem was sung by all the participants of the function.  The pledge was lead by the student A.Labin of IX standard.

“Hospitality makes our guests feel at home”.  Kum. Kalaivani, the teacher of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya extended awarm welcome to the dignitaries, teachers, parents, students and all the viewers. “Unity is Strength”, when there is a team work, wonderful things can be achieved.  The students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya performed mass drill and showed their team spirit.  “Music makes us feelpleasant”.  The students of VIII and IX standard sang a song of brave Queen Jancy Rani Laxmibai in our national language.  “The right speech is always effective”.  Aashika of IX standard shared the significance of Independence Day.



   “Speech is power, speech is to persuade, speech has an incredible power”.  We had an eminent personality Smt.P.Anushiya Selvi, former Joint Director of Employment and Training, Chennai as the Chief Guest of the function addressed the gathering.  She remembered the Father of our Nation, Mahathma Gandhiji and all the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for getting independent from the Britishers.  She saluted the sacrifices of our Country’s military forces.  She proudly said that India proved the concept of unity in diversity.  She focused on the existence of unity even after lots of differences of cultural, social, physical, linguistic, religious and political etc.  but people live together with harmony and had the feeling of oneness.


 She advised the students that they should have the quality of unity.  She hopefully said that education brings the character of unity.  She explained that one of the greatest speeches of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s “Tryst with destiny”.  She illustrated the democracy quote of Former American President Abraham Lincoln.  She said that democracy provided us protection, Fundamental rights and Freedom of speech and the students should utilize it in a proper way.  She expressed that the villages are the backbone of our country and development of our country depends on the growth of the villages.  


 She expressed the courageousness of the women freedom fighters Jancy Rani Laxmibai in north and Velu Nachiyar in south.  She insisted that the students should be ready to fight for justice and should follow the idealogy of the leaders on the basis of spiritualism.  She said that non-violence was the tool of our independence.  She conveyed the message that the students should follow the path of non-violence.



 “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with blood of patriotism”. Mathisha of VIII standard delivered the importance of the day in Hindi.  Our Mann. Hanumantaraoji, Treasurer of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra as the President of our function addressed his presidential speech.  He remembered the economical, Agricultural, educational, cultural and spiritual level of our country before independence.  He exhibited proudly that the level of our present India is almost in the top and all countries appreciated the growth of India.


  He remembered that Sri.Aurobindo, the great Indian philosopher and nationalist was born on 15th August 1872.  He insisted that the entire power and aspiration of every individual put together would help our Country’s growth.  He illustrated the life of Margaret Noble known as Sister Nivedita who was inspired by Swamiji’s ideology and worked for our Indian people and India.  He quoted that the character of individual defines the quality of a nation.  He explained the problems infront of our country like dishonesty, terrorism, corruption and other social evils.


 He focused that the problems should be solved by training up the youngsters in the method of character building.  He advised that the students should give reverence to the elders, parents, teachers, our country and our Flag with dedicative manner.  He expressed that the students should be ready to contribute their major parts to upliftment of our society and India.  He said that the students should be proud to belong to Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.  “Dance stimulates the mind, body and soul”. 


 The students of VIII standard gave a wonderful dance performance for a patriotic song.  “Drama is a shaped version of real life”.  The students of VII and VIII standard exhibited their patriotic spirit through a Tamil play “V.O.C”.
            “Physical fitness is key to a healthy body.  It is the basis of dynamic activity”.  The brave girls of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya showed their unity through pyramid.  “Talent wins games, but intelligence and perseverance win championship”. 
 The prizes were given to the merit students by our honourable chief guest.  The president of the function Mann. Hanumantaraoji presented the memento to the chief guest Smt. P.Anushiya Selvi.


  “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for future”.  Vote of thanks was proposed by Smt. E.Sumathi, teacher of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya. 

            The programme ended at 10 AM with Kendra Prayer.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

GURU PURNIMA DAY CELEBRATION 2018




Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu month of “Ashadha” as it is known in the Hindu Calendar of Indian.  It is an Indian and Nepalese festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers.  It is a nationwide festival which is dedicated towards the ‘Guru’ in this world.
    Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya celebrated the Guru Purnima in a grand manner.  The programme was presided by Mann.  Hanumanta Raoji, Treasurer of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra.  The function started at 2.30 PM.  The programme was compered by Sri Harini, of X Standard.
            “Prayer helps us to develop our potential strength and ability”.  The programme was initiated with the invocation song sung by the students of VIII standard.
            “Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast”.  Ananya V. Sathish, of IX std extended a warm welcome to the dignitaries, teachers, students and all the viewers.

            “A voice is a human gift.  It should be cherished to say human speech as possible”.  Nigisha, of VIII Standard presented her speech about “Guru Purnima” in Tamil.


            “The beauty of woman is reflected in her soul”.  Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya got a great chance to hear the message of Guru Purnima by Mann. Nivedita Didi, Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra.  Her valuable message was read by Smt. P.Jeya, the teacher of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya.
            “Music is the divine way to all beautiful, poetic things to heart”.  A wonderful Guru song was sung by the students of VIII Standard.
           The President of the celebration Mann. Hanumanta Raoji, Treasurer of VRM & VK addressed the gathering. He expressed that the celebration of Guru Purnima reflected our Indian culture and civilization.  He explained the difference between successful life and purposeful life.  He told all could become successful.  But purposeful person should have the quality of honesty, truthfulness, reverence to the country and all the people in our nation.  He advised the students to lead a purposeful life.  He spoke that the education should be beneficial to the society and it should develop the characters of every students.  He illustrated the names of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa for the best Guru-Shishya relationship.

            “The secret of winning any prize is knowing that our own treasure and potential”.  The academic toppers as well as the teachers of X and XII standard were awarded and honoured by Mann. Hanumanta Raoji  and the Chief Guest.
          

We had an spiritual personality Swami Swarupananda Maharaj, Ramakrishna Thabovanam, Thuraiyur as our chief guest addressed the viewers.  He narrated the story of “Sathya devatha” which specified the essence of honest and truth.  He illustrated the life of “Harichandra”.  He made the students to say “Gayathri Manthra”.  He advised the students to practice the manthra daily.  He spoke that the students should follow the words of teachers and to read the books of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Mother Saradha Devi.  He explained the significance of teachers.
            “Some memories are unforgettable, reminding ever vivid and heartwarming”
            Mann. Hanumanta Raoji, presented the memento to the honourable Chief Guest.
            “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness”.  Vote of thanks was proposed by Naveena, of IX standard.
            The programme ended at 4 PM with Kendra prayer.